Vacuum drying: a new technique for drying ornamental flowers and bracts


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  • RAGHUPATHI B Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal 741 252, India
  • SUBHENDU S GANTAIT Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal 741 252, India

https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v92i3.122725

Keywords:

Dry flowers, Drying technique, Vacuum drying, Value addition

Abstract

The vacuum drying technology was standardized as a new way for drying of ornamental flowers and bracts for preparing value added dry flower products. The results of experiment concluded that embedding in silica gel and vacuum oven drying (temp. 55°C with 100 mmHg pressure) for 2.5 h was best suitable for drying of Wedelia trilobata flowers, 3 h was appropriate for Ixora chinensis flowers and Mussaenda erythrophylla bracts, and 5 h was found ideal for Ageratum conyzoides flowers.

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2022-03-29

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2022-03-29

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B, R., & GANTAIT, S. S. (2022). Vacuum drying: a new technique for drying ornamental flowers and bracts. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 92(3), 402-404. https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v92i3.122725
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